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Monday, July 5, 2010

Long Weekend Shorts

Dangling legs over the bow of the Vesper II, head tucked under the Genoa sail to watch the sun throw shards of broken glass across the churning sea.

A distant boat lifting wing-on-wing; full sails blooming on either side of the vessel as it runs before the wind across a path of light.

The skin-prickling chill of 61-degree spray as we motor through the rolling wake of a larger boat in our twelve foot dinghy on a blistering Sunday.

Two full glasses of dry red wine, cushioned by cloth place mats on a glass patio table, in front of a granite rock garden bloated with yawning day lilies.

A breath of wind stroking with restful fingers as it carries us through an outdoor supper without mosquitoes.

Holiday-morning-road quiet in front of our house; coffee in open-window air and the occasional pong of a nautical wind chime at the back of the yard as it sings a tale of the sea.

Left-over blueberry bread pudding floating in a swirl of almond cream sauce for breakfast.


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13 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

Beautiful! I was right there with you, and tasting that blueberry pudding too...

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I want your breakfast!!!
Love the imagery, Liza. Beautiful.

glnroz said...

goodness, somebody's either has "all" the luck or a very vidid imagination... either way, thnx for the morning view,,:)

Robin said...

That was beautiful. It sounds like your holiday was perfect. Wine, a yummy breakfast, and a sail?

Tabitha Bird said...

Oh wow. Can I come along next time? :)

Ed Pilolla said...

this is delightful. the wind chime line is my favorite.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks for those perfect weekend vignettes...The "Skin prickling chill of 61 degree spray..." is something that would certainly feel good today...I guess it's going to be the hottest and most humid one yet!

Simon C. Larter said...

An outdoor supper without mosquitos!? SO jealous!

*sighs*

*scratches ankles*

*sighs again*

P.S. Sounds like a lovely weekend, good lady. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Rose said...

what a beautiful scene and the words were as if you could be there. blueberries sound good to eat. have a good day

Helen Ginger said...

Sounds like a perfect holiday. And that picture is so calming.

Straight From Hel

Pam Houghton said...

Oh, you show-off! :-) That sounds abso-tootly wonderful.

cthompson said...

I feel as though I am looking at this from the beach. The shimmers on the water are that real...

Ann Best said...

This photograph is SO beautiful!

And I can hear the "nautical wind chime." My daughter and I love wind chimes!

The summer is winding down. I hope you've enjoyed it and are looking forward to autumn.
Ann